DIMAPUR, Aug 2 - Reiterating its stand on the Indo-Naga political issue, the People�s Democratic Alliance Legislature Party (PDALP) has urged the negotiating parties to make all efforts to come to an understanding and find a settlement to the vexed Naga issue as soon as possible.
At a meeting held at the State Banquet Hall in Kohima recently, the PDALP resolved to call upon the negotiating parties to expedite the peace talks and bring about a negotiated political settlement without any further delay which is honourable and acceptable to the people and upholds the democratic political rights of the Nagas.
It reminded that the government of India and the negotiating parties have been holding political dialogue under ceasefire for 23 years and have already signed agreements with the Naga political organisations such as the Framework Agreement of 2015 and the Agreed Position or Preamble with the Naga National Political Groups in 2017, besides announcement of successful conclusion of the talks on October 31, 2019.
�Accordingly the masses have been crying out for lasting peace through a negotiated political settlement which will pave the way for all-round development and progress,� the resolutions adopted at the meeting said. The resolutions were signed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton.
The PDALP also acknowledged the contributions of all the frontline workers who have been battling the COVID-19 pandemic round the clock for the past four months making significant sacrifices in the greater public interest.
It appreciated the contributions and sacrifices of all sections, including the medical fraternity, administration and police, all government agencies, tribal hohos, civil societies, church organisations, NGOs, political parties and individuals.